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Hacker Who Used Linux Botnet to Send Millions of Spam Emails Pleads Guilty

A Russian man accused of infecting tens of thousands of computer servers worldwide to generate millions in illicit profit has finally entered a guilty plea in the United States and is going to face sentencing in August.

Maxim Senakh, 41, of Velikii Novgorod, Russia, pleaded guilty in a US federal court on Tuesday for his role in the development and maintenance of the infamous Linux botnet

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If you are also searching for the answers to what skills are needed for a job in cyber security, you should know that this varies widely based upon the responsibilities of a particular role, the type of company you want to work with, and especially on it’s IT architect.

However, Linux is the most required skills in information technology and cyber security, as Linux are everywhere!


KasperskyOS — Secure Operating System released for IoT and Embedded Systems

Russian cyber security and antivirus vendor Kaspersky Lab has made available the much awaited KasperskyOS, a secure-by-design operating system based on Microkernel architecture which is specially designed for network devices, industrial control systems and the Internet of Things.

The operating system is not made for your average home PC; instead, it is meant to protect industrial systems and

Android and Linux, the Technologies with the Most Security Holes in 2016

The latest version of Google’s mobile operating system, Android Nougat, has quite a few security improvements over older versions and, in fact, its arrival on the market is more than necessary. Not for nothing,  Android has managed to win the dubious honor of being the product with the most security vulnerabilities discovered in 2016.

According to the ranking carried out by the CVE Details digital platform, more than five hundred holes in Google’s mobile operating system over the past year have been found. To be exact, there were 523 security errors that put its more than 1.5 billion users at risk.

So Android has overtaken Apple. In 2015, the operating system of Apple computers, Mac OS X, had the greatest amount of vulnerabilities to their credit. However, this year Cupertino seems to have done their homework. They’ve gone from leading last year’s ranking with more than 400 vulnerabilities to closing out 2016 at number eleven on the list, with little more than 200 holes identified throughout the year.

So it turns out having a mobile fleet in your company comprised of Android phones can pose a real risk if you don’t have the right protection. In addition, it is important to update the terminal with the latest version possible, which ultimately will depend on the manufacturer (some are quicker than others, and all are abandoning their older models completely). It’s no wonder there are more than 300 million Android devices that no longer even receive security patches.

Two Linux distributers, Debian and Ubuntu, are the technological products that join Android on the podium of the most error-riddled software. Throughout 2016 over 300 vulnerabilities were found in Debian, while the other distributer came in third place with almost 280 errors.

Choosing your company’s technological tools can be key to preserving both your safety and that of your customers. However, not many are able to escape vulnerabilities: operating systems like Windows 10, browsers such as Google Chrome, or software giants like Adobe are also among the twenty products with the most vulnerabilities discovered in 2016.

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North Korea's Linux-based Red Star OS can be Hacked Remotely with just a Link

North Korea’s own homegrown computer operating system, that’s supposed to be fully hacker proof and more secure than foreign OS, like Microsoft’s Windows, can easily be hacked remotely.

A group of hackers managed to break into Red Star OS — North Korea’s government sanctioned Linux-based OS — using just a link.

Red Star OS is North Korea’s own homegrown OS that looks remarkably just like

Microsoft Joins The Linux Foundation — Turns Love Affair Into a Relationship

You won’t believe your eyes while reading this, but this is true. Microsoft just joined the Linux Foundation as a high-paying Platinum member.

Microsoft’s love with open source community is embracing as time passes. At its first Connect event in 2013, the company launched Visual Studio 2013. A year later, Microsoft open sourced .NET, and last year, it open sourced the Visual Studio Code

New IoT Botnet Malware Discovered; Infecting More Devices Worldwide

The whole world is still dealing with the Mirai IoT Botnet that caused vast internet outage last Friday by launching massive distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks against the DNS provider Dyn, and researchers have found another nasty IoT botnet.

Security researchers at MalwareMustDie have discovered a new malware family designed to turn Linux-based insecure Internet of Things (IoT)

Dirty COW — Critical Linux Kernel Flaw Being Exploited in the Wild

A nine-year-old critical vulnerability has been discovered in virtually all versions of the Linux operating system and is actively being exploited in the wild.

Dubbed “Dirty COW,” the Linux kernel security flaw (CVE-2016-5195) is a mere privilege-escalation vulnerability, but researchers are taking it extremely seriously due to many reasons.

First, it’s very easy to develop exploits that